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THE NEW ROLE OF RETAIL /// SUMMARY

On March 31, the latest edition of the successful online series ACROSS RETAIL TALKS took place.

People in move

Recruitments, promotions and appointments...

Free Download - Sample Handbook on Hygiene and Safety Measures

Update Version 2.0 of the Model Manual for Corona Measures in Shopping Centers. The Handbook is a working tool for cities, municipalities, and official policy makers as well as center operators, owners, and tenants.

Food and Beverage Down Under

A look at Australia: A “Hospitality Mindset” to drive sales and deliver positive experiences in spite of Covid-19.

Marketplace 2.0–the future of shopping centers

“Our target for our respective clients is to deliver 10% of all sales at the shopping center through the digital marketplace within three years.”

Chris Igwe joins Across Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Chris Igwe as its new member.

Special Issue "Come Back Smarter"

Is the covid-19 crisis making the placemaking industry smarter and how covid-19 is changing the more nimble? What international industry experts have to say about it.

Allowing young talents to completely rethink retail

Union Investment and Sierra Germany launched their latest edition of First Store by Alexa–a campaign by Berlin’s well-known shopping center Alexa. Ralf Schaffuss, Head of Retail Asset Management of owner Union Investment Real Estate, and Jens Horeis, General Manager of Center Management company Sierra Germany, talk about their latest innovation of the competition.

Outlook 2021

Most experts in the European placemaking industry have adopted a consciously positive stance with regard to the recently commenced business year.

ACROSS Retail Talks online, on the topic "Outlook 2021"

The ACROSS Advisory Board has its say. On February 25, the ACROSS Retail Talk on "Outlook 2021" took place. 16 members of the ACROSS Advisory Board discussed the expectations and perspectives of the placemaking industry in an exciting year. A large, prominent expert audience followed the online event.

Will governments do their part now?

“The challenge in 2021 is to get back to business at a full speed, understanding that unemployment has gone up considerably in some countries, that the power spend of our customers might have suffered and that, disappointingly but not surprisingly, too many governments in this world do not seem to have control over the pandemic situation.”

“Shopping Center Boom” Expected

“Placemaking is a process. It is a means to an end: The creation of quality places.”

Setting the Standard for Society in 2021

“Now is the time for malls and retailers to step up and become the centers of community that they have professed to be for at least a decade.”

Inspiring survey results

Multi recently published its Pan European Customer Monitor + Covid-19 Survey. For Head of Research Mariam Hussain, the most positively surprising result was that 70% of visitors surveyed indicated that shopping centers are valuable places to spend time in and will continue to be especially once the pandemic is over.

Why Proximity Marketing is the Future of Customer Engagment for Retail

According to Coniq’s paper, geo-loyalty, the integration of proximity marketing, and customer loyalty programs are the future for retail destinations because they effectively engage consumers in-store AND online.

Vacant retail spaces as Instagrammable experiences

Although empty shop windows have always been part of running a shopping center, there are more around than most center managers might like. The good news is that they are opportunities to create bite-sized experiences that support the trend towards “shoppertainment”.

People in move

Recruitments, promotions and appointments...

Developing our marketplace offering

“Retailers on average seem very happy that shopping centers are going down the path of fully serving them in the digital channels as they are doing in the physical space.”

A closer look at Belgian retail parks

Retail parks have been the best performing and most resilient retail format in Belgium prior to and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in a slight compression in yields by 25bps since the beginning of the year according to new research by CBRE commissioned by Mitiska REIM.

A brave new world – the shape of things to come

The last 12 months has seen the most catastrophic impact on the F&B sector across the globe. First into lockdown and almost certainly one of the last sectors to re-emerge from the crisis, there’s not a lot more that can be said on the devastation to businesses, employees, and guests that hasn’t already been published. But what of the future? What will the post-pandemic foodservice landscape look like?